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December 10, 2012 - 8:30am
David Donald

To answer increasing demand in the Far East and Indian subcontinent, Jet Aviation is implementing a major expansion of its Singapore MRO and FBO facility. Located at Seletar airport, Jet Aviation Singapore is tripling its hangar space to 7,500 sq m, while increasing exterior apron space to 9,300 sq m.

December 10, 2012 - 8:30am
Peter Shaw-Smith
Royal Jet

Royal Jet, the commercial private jet concern owned by the UAE’s Presidential Flight Authority and Abu Dhabi Aviation, is planning a major fleet expansion in 2013, the year of its 10th anniversary. A defection by the nine-jet company away from Boeing, given that Royal Jet owns the world’s largest Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) fleet–six aircraft–would be a major blow for the U.S. manufacturer.

December 10, 2012 - 8:15am
David Donald
Jet Aviation has expanded its MRO and FBO services at its Dubai facility, having recently received FAA approval to perform base and reguarly scheduled maintenance on a variety of business aircraft.

With FBOs in Dubai, Jeddah and Riyadh, and additional maintenance and management services at other locations, Jet Aviation (Stand 590) is one of the major business aviation players in the Middle East. The company has recently announced a number of developments for the region, including new capability for its Dubai-based MRO and FBO center.

That new capability comes in the form of FAA approval to perform base maintenance on the Bombardier Challenger 604 and 605, and light scheduled maintenance (A checks) on the Airbus single-aisle family (A318/319/320/321).

December 10, 2012 - 8:00am
Peter Shaw-Smith
Embraer Lineage 1000

The Middle East remains the sales sweet-spot when it comes to regions that business jet manufacturers look to for customers despite its relatively small size and the rapid emergence of China, Brazil and other countries where momentum is building. This is true in particular of large cabin jets and corporate versions of airliners.

December 10, 2012 - 7:30am
Ian Goold
Legacy 650

As the business aircraft market continues to recover from the industry downturn, AIN took a look at recent forecasts from manufacturers as to where growth may be heading and the factors that are likely to affect it most.

December 10, 2012 - 7:00am
Thierry Dubois
The Silvercrest turbofan, which is to power the Cessna Longitude, was run for the first time on Snecma’s testbed in Villaroche, near Paris in September.

Snecma has started running the first Silvercrest turbofan at its Villaroche test facility near Paris, France. With 11,000 pounds of thrust, two of the units will power the Cessna Longitude super-midsize business jet.

December 10, 2012 - 6:30am
Peter Shaw-Smith
Cedar Jet offers management, hangarage and maintenance services for a range of aircraft, including the Embraer Legacy, Cessna Citation Mustang and Hawker 900XP.

Beirut’s main FBO, Cedar Jet Center (CJC, Stand 214) has a full-service offering at Lebanon’s main gateway, Rafic Hariri International Airport, and is at MEBA to promote this business-aviation friendly destination and its ever-broadening range of services.

December 10, 2012 - 6:00am
Charles Alcock
In October, Amac Aerospace delivered the first BBJ 777-200LR–completed for a private customer in the Middle East–to Jeddah-based Aviation Link.

The significant investments in expanding the aircraft completions and maintenance capabilities of Amac Aerospace have surely been made with the Middle East very much in mind.

December 10, 2012 - 4:30am
Ian Goold
TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Aviation (Stand 475) is promoting its activities in Asia, Europe and the Middle East and reinforcing the claim that its Farnborough Airport facility, southwest of London, is “the leading business aviation gateway” to the city.

December 10, 2012 - 4:15am
Peter Shaw-Smith
Developing oil and tourism industries in Fujairah are creating opportunities for the emirate to establish business aviation at its international airport.

Fujairah’s business has traditionally been in cement and mining, but ship bunkering has developed into a major industry, general shipping is thriving at Fujairah and Khorfakkan ports, and plans are in full swing to build an oil refinery, increase tank-farm storage facilities and develop tourism and real estate.

 

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